GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Paper Mill Lock Walk

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy an easy stroll along the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation on this circular waterside walk from Paper Mill Lock. The area is particularly picturesque with the popular Paper Mill Lock tea rooms making an ideal start and finish point to the walk. Head west along the river from here and you will soon pass a reservoir before coming to a footpath which heads south to Little Baddow Hall. This beautiful timber-framed hall, dates back to the 14th-15th century, and stands directly opposite the parish church of St Mary the Virgin. You can follow a footpath east from here, back through the countryside to Coleraines. Turn north here and follow the road back to the lock.
After your walk enjoy refreshments at the canalside tea rooms. There's lovely outdoor seating next to the water with a good range of cakes and beverages to sample. You can also enjoy river cruises from here at reasonable prices.
If you would like to extend the walk you could continue west along the path to Little Baddow Lock and then on into Chelmsford. Heading east will take you into Maldon.
To continue your walking in the area head to Blake's Wood near Little Baddow. It's located just to the south of the lock and has some nice woodland trails to try.

Paper Mill Lock Postcode

CM3 4BS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Paper Mill Lock OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Paper Mill Lock Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Paper mill lock-sign

Paper mill lock-sign

Paper Mill Lock - geograph.org.uk - 1226439

In 1792 a mill for grinding mica used in paper making stood near here.

Paper Mill Lock Weir - geograph.org.uk - 1226363

Paper Mill Lock Weir

Outside Paper Mill Lock Tea Room - geograph.org.uk - 1226451

Outside Paper Mill Lock Tea Room

A view of Little Baddow Hall from the east - geograph.org.uk - 732756

A view of Little Baddow Hall from the east. This beautiful timber-framed hall, that dates back to the 14th-15th century, stands directly opposite the parish church.

St Mary the Virgin Church (geograph 2121371)

St Mary the Virgin Church

River Chelmer

River ChelmernearBoreham

Public footpath near to Paper Mill Lock - geograph.org.uk - 797862

Public footpath near to Paper Mill Lock The first part of the footpath is also a road to World's End Cottage.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Paper Mill Lock.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Paper Mill Lock.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)